Monday, July 30, 2012

Update on the Android Jelly Bean Updates

This is the status of Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, updates as far as we have cobbled together.

Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S have their Jelly Bean rolling out.

Samsung. While it is not official, it looks pretty sure that like the Samsung's 2011 line-up, the Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Note will be getting Jelly Bean. The Samsung Galaxy S III will also be getting Jelly Bean. Expected time of arrival is by September 2012. I would expect to see at least the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 added to this list.

Samsung really only takes care of their top end devices in terms of updates. But this is an improvement from their Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates which did not make it to the Samsung Galaxy S. At least now Samsung is covering their current and previous years top of the line, S series.

HTC. HTC has official confirmed that the HTC One X, XL and One S will be getting updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

HTC did a great job with Gingerbread updates, and used to be regarded as the best OEM for updates. Since Ice Cream Sandwich, they have lost a lot of ground in that regard. Right now it looks like the best OEM in terms of updates is Sony.

Sony. In 2010 to 2011, Sony had a bad rep for updates. All that has changed. Practically, it's entire 2012 line-up, including it lowest end phones are getting or about to received Ice Cream Sandwich. While unofficial the word is, Sony's 2011 phone stay at Ice Cream Sandwich, while all of Sony's 2012 phones are going to get Jelly Bean.

Update: It looks like  Sony's 2011 phones might be seeing Jelly Bean too.

Asus. The Asus Tranformer Pad, Transformer Prime and Transformer Pad Infinity will be getting Jelly Bean.

LG. No word yet. What is certain is that the LG Optimus 2X and LG Optimus Black wont be getting Jelly Bean. To compound the bad news, Ice Cream Sandwich updates for this phone have just been cancelled.


  1. Do you think sony will soon update their phones? I like sony phones and thinking of buying the xperia sola but I am not yet sure because of sony doesnt update their new phones to the latest softwares. I am still waiting for them to update the sola before buying it.

    1. Sony will update their 2012 line-up soon. But I do not have any information on the time frame. With how things are going, I would not be surprised if they go straight to Jelly Bean.


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